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Weekend Roundup: November 3-5

Has everyone recovered from Halloween? This weekend seems like the kickoff to holiday shopping with lots of craft shows! What a fun way to jump-start your list and shop local!

If you are looking for spots to stay warm, check out family night at The Worthington Community Center or the Kids Workshop at Home Depot. There is also a Mary Poppins Show and a dancing with the Nutcracker event! If you still have pumpkins on your mind, you may want to head to Marysville for the Big Pumpkin Drop! Have fun! 

Friday

November 2 and 4: Little Shop of Horrors: 7:00 p.m. at Dublin Coffman High School | $5 for students and $10 for adults! Come out and see the show! 

November 3: Family Night at The Worthington Community Center: 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. | Free night of crafts and games and $3 to swim! 

November 3: Thomas and Friends Exhibit at COSI: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. | The world’s most beloved blue engine has rolled into COSI! Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! is an interactive exhibit inspired by the popular PBS KIDS children’s series. Explore the Island of Sodor, where you can climb into Thomas’ cab, fix Percy’s wobbly wheels, load luggage, and livestock, and suit up as a conductor. The exhibit incorporates foundational STEM practices that encourage mathematical thinking, problem-solving, and creative thinking.

November 3: Friday Movies at Grandview Library: 3:15- 5:00 p.m. | See a fun movie for free on the big screen! Bring a friend and a snack. 

November 3: Books and Brews: 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at Worthington Library | This after-hours event, hosted by the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries, will feature 7-8 tastings from some of Ohio’s best craft breweries. Enjoy food from area restaurants, a silent auction, a beer trivia contest and more!

Saturday

November 4: Home Depot Kids DIY Workshop: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. | Join our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a custom wooden humvee to honor all those that have served our country. Once the humvee is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. 

November 4: KidsLinked Learning Rocks Education Expo: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at Ohio Expo Center and State Fair | Fine Education and Tutoring Solutions, College and Financial Planning, Book fair and education materials! 

November 4: Grandview Holiday Bazaar: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at Grandview Heights Middle School | Pre- Holiday Shopping experience offering high-quality independent artisans and local businesses. 

November 4: Wine and Cheese Fest: 11:00 a.m. at Lucky’s Market: Live Music, good times, and wine and cheese! 

November 4: Day of the Dead Craft at The Franklin Park Conservatory: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates life and remembers loved ones. Make traditional Day of the Dead crafts like a cCalaveraskull scratch art and a tissue paper flower.

November 4: Dino-ROAR!: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Indian Mound Mall (Heath) : 3 shows at 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and each show lasts one hour. Animatronic dinosaurs and fossils will be used. Cost is $5. 

November 4: National Bison Day: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Battelle Darby Nature Center | Celebrate America’s national mammal with a movie and activities. 

November 4: Concert Series at The Shops at Worthington Place: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. | Come relax by the fireplace by the play land for a free concert. This week is Tony Hagood. 

November 4-5: Artisan Ballet Company presents Mary Poppins: 7:00 p.m. on November 4th and 2:00 p.m. on November 5th at Northland Performing Arts Center | Take a “supercalifragilsticexpiadlidocious” journey with the dancers. $15 for general admission. 

Sunday

November 5: Turkish Food Festival: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Turkish American Society of Ohio| 3rd annual event for your taste buds to explore Turkish cuisines, savory sweets, and coffee. Family friendly event! 

November 5: Dancing with the Nutcracker: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  at BalletMet | Enjoy a special holiday storytime featuring dancers in costume, plus coloring and exclusive discounts on Nutcracker tickets!

November 5: Made Local Marketplace: Noon to 6 p.m. at Polaris Fashion Place | 100 makers located throughout the mall in time for Holiday shopping! 

November 5: The Great Pumpkin Drop: 1:00 p.m. at Marysville Fire Station | Bring the family and watch pumpkins SPLATTER as they’re dropped from a 100 foot ladder truck! You can tour the fire station after as well! 

November 5: Fairy and Troll House Trail: 2:00 p.m. at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park | Use materials found in the forest to build tiny houses for fairies or trolls along the Ripple Rock Trail. 

November 5: Lantern Strolls at High Banks: 6:30 p.m. | Lanterns light the way along this 2.5-mile hike on the Dripping Rock Trail.

What are you and your family up to this weekend? Have fun and stay warm! 

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